After an incident, a brilliant professor (Daniel Auteuil) known for his outbursts is forced to mentor the student he wronged for a speech contest in this punchy comedy.
As a young woman growing up in the Paris suburb of Creteil Neïla Salah (Camélia Jordana) dreamed of becoming a lawyer. Enrolled at the renowned Assas Law School in Paris, on her first day she runs up against Pierre Mazard (Auteuil), a professor known for his provocative behaviour and misconduct. To redeem himself, he agrees to prep Neïla for a prestigious public speaking contest. Cynical and demanding, Pierre might become the mentor she needs... But to do that, both of them will have to rise above their prejudices.
Attal laces the action with a fair amount of comedy while providing a duo of well-observed lead characters who never turn into caricatures of the bitter bigoted intellectual or striving inner-city student. Cast: Daniel Auteuil, Camélia Jordana, Yasin Houicha, Nozha Khouadra. “Stars Camélia Jordana and Daniel Auteuil prove to be a winning pair ... punchy and well-performed.” - Hollywood Reporter. (Subtitles)